Happy New Year with New Deck in Progress

As 2017 gets underway I hope that you are all looking forward to a most joyous and creative year!

Looking back, 2016 was a busy year filled with plenty of projects … June saw the arrival of Nine Lives Playing Cards – the new poker size deck, featuring refined artwork on the court cards (which are also borderless), a new back design and a second joker. Having spent just over 6 months with the real thing, I couldn’t be happier with how this deck turned out, including the fantastic printing job by Expert Playing Card Co!

Box and card display of Nine Lives Playing Cards - Annette Abolins
Nine Lives Playing Cards poker size – available on the shop page below

Buy cards here

Article on Max Playing Cards

Max from MaxPlayingCards.com has written not one, but two articles (an English version and a Spanish version)  about Nine Lives cards and my upcoming deck VIZAĜO. Our delightful conversations about playing cards, art and creative inspiration have been an ongoing treat over the past months :) I definitely encourage you to visit his website where you will find a world of playing card inspiration – and you can read the article about my cards by following the link below:

Article Link

VIZAĜO – a deck in Progress

Vizaĝo – preview of hearts, showing Ace, Jack and number 7

Since around July last year, I’ve been working on a new deck of playing cards. The design is starting to come together, which feels truly exciting. I plan to launch this deck on Kickstarter (a first for me), and I hope you’ll enjoy the links and news here as this baby gets closer to publication. To follow the progress of VIZAĜO, you can visit my art blog:

Abolina Art link

Thank you for visiting!
Annette :)